Articles | Volume 1, issue 1
SOIL, 1, 491–508, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-1-491-2015

Special issue: An introduction to SOIL

SOIL, 1, 491–508, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-1-491-2015

Review article 22 Jun 2015

Review article | 22 Jun 2015

Integrated soil fertility management in sub-Saharan Africa: unravelling local adaptation

B. Vanlauwe et al.

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RR by Lieven Claessens (06 May 2015)
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ED: Publish as is (06 May 2015) by Jorge Mataix-Solera(Executive Editor)
AR by Bernard Vanlauwe on behalf of the Authors (01 Jun 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
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The "local adaptation" component of integrated soil fertility management operates at field and farm scale. At field scale, the application of implements other than improved germplasm, fertilizer, and organic inputs can enhance the agronomic efficiency (AE) of fertilizer. Examples include the application of lime, secondary and micronutrients, water harvesting, and soil tillage practices. At farm scale, targeting fertilizer within variable farms is shown to significantly affect AE of fertilizer.